Hi, I would just like to mention a few things in my short use of Mint 11.
1. The installation: It's much, much better to go for the full version than the CD version without codecs etc if you don't face legal restrictions. The context is this: I tried to economize on internet usage. But that thinking was wrong because I get the feeling that I used more bandwidth subsequently bringing my Mint 11 up to par.
### Maybe that could be mentioned because bandwidth is a concern for some people and they may choose the false economy of going for the CD rather than the DVD even though they don't have any legal restriction.
2. More on the installation: I was unaware of the restriction on the number of partitions. So I was confused when I didn't see the choice I expected to install Mint 11 alongside Win 7. Fortunately, folks here set me straight on that.
### Is it possible for the installer to suggest the fix rather than just not offer the alongside installation?
3. More on the installation: Some years ago, I had successfully Installed first OpenSUSE and later Ubuntu on a PC running Win XP. I did this without an internet connection from CDs that came with computer magazines.
But this time, when I tried to install Mint 11 from my live USB despite not having the internet on at the time and despite seeing the red cross at the outset, quite a bit of installation did take place before I got the error that installation failed probably because my hard disk was "old".
Out of desperation, I tried again, after cleaning up the mess left behind by the failed install with gparted but with the 'net on. This worked perfectly.
### My suggestion (that would help people who are revisiting Linux again) is to make it clear that a functional internet connection is essential (unlike ages ago) and that the inappropriate (IMHO) error be changed.
4. Using the software manager: while doing the updates prompted by the blue shield and while bringing my CD Mint 11 upto DVD Mint 11 standard, the initial page displays sizes that don't really reflect the entire process.
5. I installed mahjonng three times. That's because after the progress bar reached 100% and vanished, there was no message that the game I wanted was installed. It took me three tries before it sunk in
### Perhaps, a message could be provided that would inform us that the software has been installed?
It's quite possible that all that I've mentioned here has been mentioned before or that I wouldn't have these problems if I had read the manual and Googled enough but
Edit: changed second 4 to 5.